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Highlights Alabama

  • Mountain scenery to Gulf Shore beaches
  • Waterway kayaking
  • The U.S. Space and Rocket Center
  • The enormous USS Alabama
  • The National Shrimp Festival

Best Vacation Rentals in Alabama

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Gulf Shores, Alabama Gulf Coast
Apartmenthotel • 657 ft² • 2 Bedrooms
4.2
(3 reviews)
Moonraker #17 is a great condo for your family and friends. Nestled in the heart of Gulf Shores, this condo features direct Gulf views from the 2 private balconies and open porch. The deeded access to the beach is simply a short walk across the street!The SpaceMoonraker #17 has 2 bedrooms. The Master Bedroom has a King Bed. Bedroom #2 has a Twin over Double (Full) Bunk Bed. The Living Room has a Sleeper Sofa, Love Seat and a Flat Screen TV. The Kitchen/ Bar area has bar stools with seating for 3 and the Dining Area table seats 4. The Kitchen is fully stocked with all of the necessary essent...
from $116 / night
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Gulf Shores, Alabama Gulf Coast
Apartmenthotel • 1055 ft² • 2 Bedrooms
4.4
(15 reviews)
Sundial F1 is in a low density condo complex centrally located on West Beach in Gulf Shores. This 1st floor Gulf Front Condo has side beach views from the covered balcony and is the perfect place for vacation fun!The SpaceSundial F1 has been recently updated and features a Master Bedroom / Master Bath with a King Bed. Bedroom #2 has a Double (Full) over Double (Full ) Bunk Bed. The Living Room has a Sleeper Sofa, side Lounge Chair and a Flat Screen TV. The Kitchen / Bar area has bar stools with seating for 3 and a Dining Area Table which seats 4. The Kitchen is fully stocked with all of the...
from $128 / night
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Gulf Shores, Alabama Gulf Coast
Apartmenthotel • 431 ft² • 1 Bedroom
Moonraker #26 is a great condo for your family and friends on a budget. Nestled in the heart of Gulf Shores, this condo features deeded access to the beach just a few steps across the street!The SpaceMoonraker #26 is a quaint 1 Bedroom / 1 Bath condo which includes a Queen Bed and Twin over Double (Full) Bunk Bed. This condo offers everything you and your family will need for a memorable vacation!** Please note: Included in the cleaning fee price is damage waiver coverage in place of a traditional damage deposit so you can have a carefree stay. **Guest AccessMoonraker #26 is located on the ...
from $105 / night

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Vacation rental prices in Alabama

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Vacation Rentals in Alabama

From mountain cabins to city rentals

Your choice of vacation rentals in Alabama is as varied as the state itself. Rustic mountain cabins are perfect for romantic breaks or action-packed outdoor vacations. In contrast, the state's capital Montgomery and its largest town Birmingham offer family-friendly attractions and plenty of history to explore.

Enjoy an Alabama beach house

If you want sand and sea right on your doorstep then choose a beach house along the Gulf Shore. Many rentals offer terraces and gardens with swimming pools, barbecues and hot-tubs.

Holiday in Alabama

Orientation

A state full of contrasts

Alabama lies in the southern USA and is roughly divided into four regions, a mountainous north, central Alabama with its large metropolitan areas, the River Heritage of the south, and the Gulf Coast. As well as having historic cities, the state is known for its scenic beauty and outdoor attractions. Alabama is served by four main commercial airports, the largest being Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport. Access by car is easy with five major US routes crossing the state.

Alabama - where history was made

The state is named after the Alabama Native American people. Montgomery was the original Confederate capital and is now the state capital. It was where the Civil Rights Movement was born in the 1960s. The Mississippi River borders Alabama and the state has more inland waterways than anywhere else in America. It also has several nicknames including the 'Heart of Dixie', the 'Cotton State', and the 'Yellowhammer State' after its symbolic bird.

Activities

A coastal destination

Alabama has over 30 miles of white sandy beaches along the Gulf of Mexico. Orange Beach is the perfect place to head whether you simply want to chill on the sand or be active in or on the water. Take a boat trip for some deep-sea fishing or hike the wildlife trails along the coast with your binoculars ready to spot the shorebirds.

A destination for the outdoor life

From winter skiing in the northern mountains to exploring the coastal areas, Alabama provides a wealth of outdoor activities, many centered on nature reserves like Splinter Hill Bog. This huge protected boggy area is full of white-topped pitcher plants and other beautiful wildflowers. If you love messing about on the water, then take to a kayak and explore a stretch of the Scenic River Trail. The whole trail offers over 600 miles of spectacular scenery.

A destination for history buffs

Both Montgomery and Birmingham are perfect destinations for history enthusiasts. Montgomery has many monuments dedicated to the Civil Rights Movement while Birmingham showcases America's industrial heritage with places like the Sloss Furnaces. For over a century this enormous site produced pig-iron, today it is an industrial monument with workshops draped in cobwebs and eerily quiet production lines. Its museum explores the history of the furnaces. Also, pay a visit to the remains of a pre-Columbian Mississippian civilization at Moundville near Tuscaloosa.

Alabama is a state of firsts. The worlds' first Mardi Gras was held in the state, the first rocket to put humans on the moon was built at Huntsville and Montgomery was home to the worlds' first electric trolleybus back in 1886.

Top 5 things to do in Alabama

1. The Civil Rights Memorial Center

Located in the state's capital Montgomery, the circular design of this center provides a poignant memorial to 40 martyrs of the movement as well as celebrating the life and works of Marth Luther King Jr.

2. An underground world

For over 10,000 years prehistoric man made his home in the underground world of Russell Cave. A visit charts the daily lives of early American inhabitants from pre-history until the arrival of western settlers in the mid-17th-century.

3. A testament to a remarkable lady

Helen Keller was born and lived in Tuscumbia in her simple clapboard home, Ivy Green. The house remained undamaged throughout the civil war and is now maintained in its original state in memory of this strong woman.

4. Be an astronaut for the day

Once a district known for its watercress production, the race into space transformed Huntsville into a huge technology town and home to the U.S. Space and Rocket Center.

5. An ancient site

The USS Alabama Battleship is moored at Mobile. Famous for surviving nine major WWII battles without losing a single sailor, the ship now provides a fascinating insight into naval life.

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Walking on the wild side

As a large state, Alabama has a varied programme of annual events but a hugely popular one is the National Shrimp Festival held every October along the Gulf Shore. Crafts, local produce, live music, and plenty of delicious shrimp draw thousands of visitors every year.

FAQs: Vacation Rentals in Alabama

How much does it cost to book a vacation rental in Alabama?

Considering the average cost of $393 per night, Alabama lies at the upper end of the price range for vacation rentals in the USA.

What time of year offers, on average, the best vacation rental prices in Alabama?

]If you want to get the most out of your money, the most affordable months to visit Alabama are January ($318 the average per night for accommodation), February ($324), and December ($332).

When does the price of vacation rentals in Alabama go up the most?

Last year, the month that showed the highest annual average prices in Alabama was July, with an average price of $524 per night. This was followed by June, with an average of $490, and then August, with $446.

Should I plan a trip to Alabama well in advance?

When visiting Alabama, we recommend you to be proactive as 81% of rentals are usually booked, according to the data from last year.

What are the best months for a last-minute getaway?

The best months to find available accommodation in Alabama are December (the average amount of properties that are free reached 37% of the total last year), January (36%), and November (29%).

When are fewer rentals available in Alabama?

During these three months, the availability is only 7%. It is therefore preferable to book far in advance.

Are there many rentals in Alabama?

In Alabama we have a comprehensive catalog of around 5,700 properties, with options of all kinds, thanks to our 11 local and international providers.

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